I teach you practices that are foundational to feeling good in your body, having a calm and strong mind and an authentic relationship with your spirituality.
For 30+ years I have practiced and trained in yoga, authentic movement, Tibetan Buddhist meditation, western psychology, Ayurveda and the Diamond Approach. I am always learning and integrating these teachings into a meaningful practice that I share with students and clients to support supports self-healing and growth.
I offer yoga classes, yoga retreats, ayurvedic consultations, marma therapy and group courses in yogic and ayurvedic self-care for women.
I have been blessed with many wonderful teachers: Reggie Ray, Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten, Janet Adler, Joyce Lyke, Dr. Claudia Welch, who have transformed the way I work with women, and most especially, Dr. Vasant Lad, a true vaidya (ayurvedic healer), who has shown me again and again that Love is the real healer.
Speaking of love, I have traveled all over the South Pacific and Southeast Asia and spent many months a year on the island of Bali through the 90′s where I developed a very deep connection with the people of Sayan Village near Ubud. I am mother to a now grown son, who is also a trained yoga teacher.
MY FORMAL TRAINING:
BA with honors in English Literature and Writing from the University of Washington, 1982.
C-AP: Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, graduate of the 2 year Ayurveda Practitioner program at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico and their Guru Kula program in Pune, India.
E-RYT, 500 with Yoga Alliance: grandfathered into the yoga alliance as an experienced registered yoga teacher after completing apprenticeships and yoga teacher trainings with Bob Smith, Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten, Ana Forest and within the Anusara School.
Authentic Movement Studies: two year training: Foundational Studies in Authentic Movement at the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley, CA with Neala Haze, Tina Stromstead, Joan Chodorow and Janet Adler. Additional three years Ongoing Studies with my training group.
Somatic Meditation: ongoing studies with Reggie Ray in Seattle, through his online programs and audio recordings and on retreat with him in Crestone, CO.
Ridhwan School: 11 years and counting in the Diamond Approach, a school of psycho-spiritual development, continuing studies in self-psychology, self-inquiry, and what it means to be a human being.